The Watt Monster (Tyro119)

By Earry509 on Nov 01, 2023

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So the Eachine Tyro has been one of my all time favorite frame kits to build and utilize! In my opinion they are EXTREMELY versatile! Racer to Ranger i feel it can handle it all!

This version i built with the initial intention of long range cruising in the mountains, and still intend to try it out, however, the 2200kv will serve most efficient in the mid range surfing category im sure! Maybe ill see how it performs on 5s!? These motors will definitely be peppy!

Weve stayed with the 40a Eachine 4in1 esc since it should serve plenty strong for our motors. I upgraded the stock FC to the Betaflight F4 v1 that i had sitting around. It supplies plenty of UARTs and options for what we need. I do wish it had a built in barometer, but not this time. GPS will still function without.

Well, low and behold, the betaflight FC had NO GYRO when configuringnon the bench somehow.... Im guessing it fried or sometiing. Well i have a CLRacing F4 that will suffice, so thats what we have now!

ExpressLRS has been serving extremely well as a control link, and having a fewmon hand, well use a Radiomaster RP3 "diversity" receiver. Although its not true receiver diversity, positioning my antennas the way i have will allow the control link to stay strong at alm times.... Not that thats wver a worry anyway! LoL Ive used a 3d printed Bardpole Antenna mount on the rear end to allow my ELRs T antenna to sit vertically. the antenna in front sots horizontally.

I have a few of the TeamBlackSheep M8.2 GPS modules so im going to slap one on the tail by repurposing the GPS/SMA mount i have leftover from a QAV-R build from a while back. It didnt fit perfectly, but it surely works! No i do not shield my GPS wiring at all. Through my experiences, shielding makes no difference. Eventually i want to ass the ViFly GPSMate to the build as well!

Rounding off the components, and what i feel is probably the star of the show, is the video transmitter. The AKK FX2 Dominator with 2W of output power! Lets GOOOoOoOo!! HaHa, thats definitely enough power to send a signal a couple of miles. I paired a TrueRC Matchstick antenna with it because they are tough and a great antenna! To capture video I dropped an OG Foxeer Toothless Micro camera. They are great for a clear picture, and even low light situations!

Overall this ahould be an efficient yet peppy ride! Primarily for mountain surfing, but capable to go for the long haul as well!

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Part List

Frame

Eachine Tyro119 Spare Part 250mm Wheelbase 5mm Arm Thickness 6 Inch Frame Kit for RC Drone
Racerstar.com
See Site

Flight Controller

CLRACING F4S V1.6
Cl-racing.myshopify.com
$34.99

Flight Controller

Betaflight F4 Flight Controller (62 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

ESCs

Eachine Tyro129 Tyro119 Spare Part 40A BLheli_S 2-6S 4in1 Brushless ESC for RC Drone FPV Racing
Alexnld.com
$67.59

FPV Camera

Foxeer Toothless 2 Micro Starlight 1200TVL CMOS 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC FPV Camera (1.7mm) - Choose Your Color (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

2000mW VTX FX2-Dominator (7 builds)
Akktek.com
$39.99

Antenna

TrueRC Matchstick 5.8 SMA Antenna (RHCP)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.99

Receiver

RadioMaster RP3 ExpressLRS Nano Receiver V2 (2.4GHz) - TekRC EU (8 builds)
Tekrc.eu
$22.27

Power Distribution

Rubycon 470uF 50V (PX Series) Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction
Racedayquads.com
$1.55

Radio

RadioMaster Zorro OpenTX RC Transmitter - Choose VersionELRS 2.4GHz
Racedayquads.com
$119.99

Radio

AG01 MINI CNC Hall Gimbals for TX12 & Zorro
Radiomasterrc.com
See Site

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD3 Core 3D FPV Goggles with HDMI DVR Support Head Tracker (87 builds)
Banggood.com
$399.00

3D Printed

QAV-R 2 slammed deadcat GPS and SMA rear bumper by jmssthl
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (18 builds)
Amazon.com
$298.99

HD Camera

CADDXFPV Peanut Action Camera (3 builds)
Caddxfpv.com
See Site

Misc Parts

TBS M8.2 GPS GLONASS Module (52 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$13.95

Video Receiver

VAS 5.8GHz Crosshair XTreme Diversity System for Fatshark (RHCP)
Team-blacksheep.com
$64.95

Video Receiver

VAS Ion Pro 5.8GHz Long SMA Antenna - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.95

Video Receiver

Invader Antenna 5.8Ghz RHCP Polarized Receiver Patch
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

Radio Module

FrSky R9M 2019 900MHz RC Transmitter Module w/ Super 8 Antenna (ACCST/ACCESS)Default Title (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$45.99

Radio Module

TBS Diamond Antenna for Crossfire Tx or Transmitter
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Radio Module

VAS Shapeshifter Selectable Gain Antenna (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (43 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Battery Charger

Hitec RDX1 AC/DC Battery Charger/Discharger
Amainhobbies.com
$71.99

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6D 500W 15A High Power DC Dual Smart Charger Discharger for 1-6S Lipo LiHV Lion NiMh Pb Battery (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$64.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Tools

RDQ 9 Piece Drone Tool Kit V2 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack - Choose Your Version (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$62.29

Accessories

VIFLY ShortSaver V2 Smart Smoke Stopper Electronic Fuse to Detect and Prevent Short-Circuit and Overload, Power Switch for Recei (13 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.99
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